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The Kanter Family Foundation endowed a prize for legal writing in 1999 in memory of Lipman (Lippy) Redman C’38, L’41. The first recipient of the Lipman Redman Prize in Legal Writing for the Best Appellate Brief by a first year student was Emily Goldberg, a member of the Class of 2003. Redman, who died in 1997, was a founding partner of the distinguished Washington law firm of Melrod Redman & Gartlan. He specialized in tax law and was a former chief of the American Bar Association Tax Section. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review in his student years, and as an alumnus served the Law School as a member of the Board of Overseers, acted as class agent and actively participated in numerous fundraising efforts on behalf of the Law School.

The Honorable Arlin M. Adams L’47, HON’98 was honored by Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania which named the Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society for him. The program is intended to bring together interdisciplinary fields for the study of law and society. Judge Adams, who lectured at the University of Pennsylvania Law School for twenty-two years and completed eighteen years of service on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit was the recipient of the James Wilson Award from the Law Alumni Society of Penn Law School at a ceremony held during Reunion Weekend in May. The award was presented to him in honor of his service to the legal profession.

The Honorable Harold Berger EE’48, L’51 has been appointed chair of a special bench-bar liaison committee by the Federal Bar Association. The committee intends to help familiarize members of Congress with the functions of the Common Pleas Court, and educate jurors about the importance of their service in the justice system. Judge Berger, a former Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge, was named to the Board of Overseers of Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. A managing principal and senior partner of Berger & Montague P.C., Berger is the past Chairman of the Federal Bar Association’s National Committee on the Federal and State Judiciary and the American Bar Association’s Aerospace Law Committee.

Harold Cramer L’51 has been re-elected to serve as the President of the Theodore F. Jenkins Memorial Library. The Theodore Jenkins Memorial Library, which had been know as the Library of the Philadelphia Bar Association, is the oldest law library in the nation’s history, having been founded in 1802. Cramer is a retired partner of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP in Philadelphia.

Arthur Levy W’52, L’55, shareholder of Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Rainer & Sloane, PC of Media, Pennsylvania, recently received The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation 2001 Louis Goffman Award for individual achievement in pro bono service. Levy has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Delaware County Legal Assistance Association since 1990 and has been its President since 1993.

Vincent X. Yakowicz L’56 was named in the 2000/2001 edition of “Who’s Who in American Law” and the 2001 edition of “Who’s Who in America.” Mr. Yakowicz has held two cabinet positions as Secretary of Revenue and Solicitor General for Pennsylvania. In 1979, he was Chief of Tax Litigation in the Pennsylvania Department of Justice.

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